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A MAC Layer Abstraction for Heterogeneous Carrier Grade Mesh Networks

Serrano, Pablo and Patras, Paul and Costa-Perez, Xavier and Gloss, Bernd and Chieng, David (2009) A MAC Layer Abstraction for Heterogeneous Carrier Grade Mesh Networks. In: The 18th ICT Mobile Summit 2009, 10-12 June 2009, Santander, Spain.

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Providing carrier grade services to a large number of mobile users is becoming an important challenge for wireless network operators. One promising solution for offering cost-efficient alternatives compared to classical cellular approaches is the use of wireless mesh networks along with the use of heterogeneous radio technologies. In this paper we propose a MAC abstraction layer to lessen the management burden of heterogeneous radio technologies. This abstraction layer is intended to hide the complexity and specifics of different wireless interfaces, this way supporting the use of a single set of routing and capacity handling mechanisms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Systems Ad Systems Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 11:23
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 12:51

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